“Since 2007 I have been personally refining, tweaking and polishing this warranty to make sure that it offers the highest level of service and protection possible. I'm so confident that Warrantywise is the market leader, that unlike some other warranty companies, I'm prepared to say in writing that I reckon it’s now the best warranty cover that money can buy."
Quentin has created an easy to follow step-by-step checklist that will minimise the chance of any repair claim being declined. If you are unsure about any items in the list, please feel free to get in touch.
We give you 30 days to change anything you missed at inception, as long as you haven’t made a Repair.
If you carry on driving you can make the problem worse and could invalidate any repair request you make.
You make sure your car has been properly serviced and our warranty will look after your car.
You’ll be disappointed if you shell out loads of cash without logging a repair and then expect us to pay afterwards. Tell us what you’re doing before you pay for any repairs.
If we are unsure about the exact nature of a part failure we may ask an expert engineer to examine your vehicle. This is a standard process and assists us in cutting out confusion.
Renowned motoring authority Quentin Willson talks about used cars and how a car warranty can give you complete peace of mind and protection if your car suffers a breakdown. Watch our video, presented by Quentin Willson, for all the information you need regarding our car warranty and why we're the most comprehensive cover in the market.
If your car is over three years old, chances are your manufacturer's warranty will have expired. Used car warranty is your safety net should something go wrong with your vehicle. It provides a form of additional insurance cover against certain faults, which gives you with peace of mind that you’re protected when things don’t go to plan.
Warrantywise cover your car and offer the very best cover and service that is second to none, taking the stress out of these situations, to help protect you from facing unexpected repair bills that could run into thousands of pounds. Warrantywise protects you against expensive repair bills.
Every year over 1,000,000 cars are left unprotected when their manufacturer's warranty expires. This leaves car owners exposed to high-priced repair bills often running up into the hundreds and sometimes thousands.
Modern vehicles can cost a small fortune to fix if they go wrong and with some main dealers now charging up to £200 per hour, the labour charges alone can be crippling. Your car is likely to be the 2nd largest investment you’ll make in your lifetime, so why leave it without mechanical breakdown protection?
Taking out an extended warranty with Warrantywise will protect you from these costs that seem to come at the most inconvenient times. No other warranty company covers more of your vehicle and all our warranties include roadside assistance, recovery, car hire and your hotel and travel expenses as standard.
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a type of liquid gas that is used as fuel for a variety of purposes, including powering cars. With petrol and diesel prices rising, many motorists are converting their cars to run on LPG . Warrantywise cover LPG vehicles under our Warranty, the same as any other vehicle. However, we do not cover any vehicles that have been converted to LGP, only vehicles that were previously duel fuel.
When your car was new it would have been protected by a warranty supplied by the manufacturer. Typically this will cover you for 3 years or 60,000 miles after the date of manufacture against defects that may cause your car to malfunction. The manufacturer will then replace or repair the vehicle at no cost to you.
The Warrantywise extended car warranty is designed to offer similar protection which your manufacturer supplied when your car was new. In effect, you are extending your protection against mechanical or electrical breakdown and protecting your bank balance if something goes wrong with your car.
Unfortunately not. Many companies offer extended car warranties but the difference in cover between the plans available varies significantly.
Some warranty plans only cover you for a set list of items on your car, and there are over 5,000 parts in a typical car, a list of 150 covered items on a set of warranty terms and conditions doesn’t provide good value for your money! Warrantywise provide a used car warranty that covers ALL the mechanical and electrical parts of your vehicle when it’s up to 6 years old or has travelled up to 60,000 miles. If your vehicle exceeds these limits we offer listed Part warranty packages that provide comprehensive cover unrivalled in the marketplace. Want to know what’s covered?What's Covered
Warrantywise will settle the Authorised Repair Cost as instructed by you. This can either be directly to your chosen Repairer and you will likely have nothing to pay, unless there are valid reasons why we are only paying a part of the bill.
Many warranty companies look to wiggle out of paying for your repair through nasty small print and stipulations. We have gained the trust of many high-profile tv presenters, including Quentin Willson who has designed and banned all 'Weasel Words' from the Warrantywise plan, as this is simply the fairest way.
So you won’t find words like betterment, consequential failure or breakdown that limit the cover you get.
We do need proof that the last relevant full service was performed within the last 12 months , 10,000 miles or any other service period recommended by the manufacturer
We don't require you to have full service history or any servicing at a main dealer
Need to use a VAT registered garage (those are the ones that charge you VAT).
Don't use the window cleaner, even if he used to sweep up and make the tea at Rolls Royce when he was a lad.
Do make sure you get VAT receipts showing what’s been done and what parts have been fitted.
Don't show us a page torn out of a duplicate book with the words, “full service carried out for fifty quid” we won’t be impressed!
If you use a main dealer you’re home and dry, otherwise DO make sure whoever carries out the service does so as recommended in your service book and within 30 days or 1,000 miles of the period stated.
NOTE: You must use a VAT registered garage, request detailed receipts and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations in your service book.
Stick to all of the above and you can’t go wrong! I’m sure you’ll agree we aren’t asking the earth, and it can save us both a lot of unnecessary headache.
If your Vehicle suffers a breakdown within the geographical limits then you can call 0844 693 1910 (anytime) and we will arrange for an engineer to attend (usually within the hour) to provide roadside assistance and/or recovery to an authorised Repairer or a Repairer of your choice. Your Plan will pay up to the Single Repair Limit for roadside assistance and up to £250, including VAT per claim up to a maximum of 3 claims per year, towards recovery.
If you require a replacement vehicle then you can call 0844 335 1988 (during office hours) and we will arrange or authorise car hire. Your plan will pay up to £50 a day, including VAT, up to a maximum of 10 days, towards the cost of Vehicle hire whilst your own Vehicle is undergoing garage repairs up to a maximum of £500 including VAT.
If you are left stranded without your Vehicle, more than 50 miles away from your home, Your Plan will pay up to £250, including VAT, towards the overnight expense of a hotel room (less subsistence) and/or onward travel costs by railway, bus or taxi for one person.
Your Plan is valid while your Vehicle is outside the Geographical Limits, within the period of your plan, provided you accept the following: Any Failure and repair must be in a country that is a current member of the European Union (EU).
Many warranties won’t pay more than their network Labour rate (often as low as £28/hour) or leave you to arrange your own repairs and run the risk of a botched job.. We allow you to choose the Labour rate, from your friendly neighbourhood mechanic (providing he is VAT registered) rate right up to the local main dealer pricing, so you have all the choices you need at a price you can afford. We also operate an Approved Repairer scheme which will carry out any repairs required under the warranty and can even Service and MOT your vehicle at an over-riding discount, where importantly, we pay the garage directly.
|All Vehicle makes and models included.||Cherry picking – expensive and higher risk vehicles are usually excluded from cover.|
|Warrantywise provide you with the choice of higher levels of cover with more parts included. All mechanical, all electrical, all electronic parts available. We even include parts which often go wrong such as vanos unit, clutch cover, drive plate, release bearing, brake discs and brake drums.||Confusing variation in policies with reducing cover levels dependant on vehicle age and mileage. Cover for only a short list of parts, so if it’s not on the list – YOU PAY|
|For safety’s sake Warrantywise pay for Parts Replaced in Pairs when only one Part has failed. Includes shock absorbers, suspension springs, brake discs and drums.||No contribution towards Parts Replaced in Pairs when only one Part has failed. If you need two springs or shock absorbers you will only get one, so YOU PAY the difference.|
|Consequential damage always covered. We don’t exclude this we simply cover all parts. Repairs can be logged from day one.||Consequential damage failures often excluded. You think you’re covered because a covered part has failed, but YOU PAY because it was a consequence of a non-covered part|
|Plan Repair limit is set to value of Vehicle at time of booking. If your Vehicle value depreciates, our plan Repair limit will remain at the higher value regardless of how long your plan has run.||Plan Repair limit equal to value of Vehicle at time of Repair. Your Vehicle depreciates and so will the value of cover available to pay any Repair, so – YOU PAY the difference.|
|No charge for betterment. Should you require a new engine or gearbox, YOU GET a new engine or gearbox and you won’t be asked to contribute towards the cost of repair.||Betterment is a noxious little weasel word. If an expensive Part is thought to improve the value or condition of Vehicle, YOU PAY.|
|No forced plan excess. We allow you a voluntary excess and then will reduce your price significantly.||Most warranties carry a forced excess of up to £50 for each Repair, so YOU PAY.|
|Repairs at any VAT registered garage of your choice including local garage or main dealers. As you know your chosen labour rate, you can flex your choice of repairer where necessary to avoid unnecessary labour costs.||Repairs at network garage – YOU PAY the difference if your garage Labour rate is above network rate.|
|Unlimited cover whilst driving in Europe.||Cover in Europe limited to 50 days pay or less.|
|Emergency Repairs procedure when Warrantywise Repairs office is closed or if you are out of contact (Read our Repairs Procedure).||No emergency Repairs procedure, customers must log all Repairs during the warranty company office hours.|
|Wide range of optional plan additions available such as: ABS, air conditioning, emissions, choice of garage labour rates, MOT failure and multimedia.||Usually only a few additions are available and often include many main Vehicle parts previously excluded from main list, such as engine parts etc.|
|Repairs paid weekly, every Wednesday.||Competitor repairs paid monthly or quarterly.|
|Comprehensive Repairs review and complaints procedure. Resolution within 3 days. Quentin to act as arbiter for a complaint||No Repair review procedure. The only complaint contact details usually provided are back to their own warranty company or Financial Ombudsman Service, making it difficult to get a review or escalate a complaint quickly.|
Let us make it clear that it isn't our intention to scaremonger with this, but when your manufacturer's warranty expires, the car repair bills are your responsibility.
|Make||Model||Fault Code||Amount Paid|
|Mclaren||MP4-12c||Engine (various faults)||£19,236|
|Porsche||911 Carrera 2||Engine||£11,750|
|Mclaren||MP4-12C||Gearbox (various faults)||£10,000|